Clearly, the developed world needs to do more about how we dispose of our trash. Just as obviously, the United States, often cited as the chief villain in that regard, is far from alone. Read more
Many Americans became heroes on Dec. 7, 1941, during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. One of them, a Navy mess attendant, had been told he wasn’t even supposed to fire guns — because he was black. Read more
We live in history-making times. Not so much because of the impeachment trial going on in the Senate, which will make history only if it routinizes impeachments of impolite presidents when their opposition party gets control of the House, but because of what looks like an ongoing battle for … Read more
WASHINGTON — Consider the irony: Senate Democrats are hoping that former national security adviser John Bolton — yes, John Bolton — will provide them with the bombshell testimony that brings down President Trump. In other words, they have pinned their hopes on a man they have vilified for ye… Read more
It’s nearly impossible to have even a short conversation with a college administrator, politician or chief executive without the words diversity and inclusion dropping from their lips. Diversity and inclusion appear to be the end-all and be-all of their existence. So, I thought I’d begin thi… Read more
According to the Virginia Employment Commission, by 2026, Virginia needs to fill 2.6 million jobs that will require more than a high school diploma, but less than a bachelor’s degree. A proposal currently in the General Assembly, G3 (Get a Skill, Get a Job, Give Back), charts a strategic pat… Read more
The Virginia General Assembly passed the ERA on Jan. 15th in an effort to ratify the proposed amendment to the U.S. States Constitution. The last state to ratify the ERA was in 1977. The Equal Rights Amendment was first introduced to Congress in 1923 during the women’s suffrage movement. For… Read more
Almost half of my family and many of my good friends can’t stand Donald Trump. Others are so consumed with a deep-seeded hate that their ability to see reality is obscured. Read more
I motioned Phineas to sit with me at the bar. Read more
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Letters to the Editor
The Community Foundation of the Northern Shenandoah Valley wishes to recognize a number of organizations and individuals who helped our foundation complete a number of beneficial projects and initiatives. Read more
Submit a letter to the editor. Maximum of 250 words.